Mozambique is a country in southeast Africa on the Indian Ocean with a population of about 20 million and capital city of Maputo. It got its independence in 1975 from nearly five centuries of Portuguese rule. The country has been plagued by civil war and famine but "since a peace deal ended 16 years of civil conflict the country has made big strides, becoming a magnet for foreign investment", writes the BBC.
- Dozens of community radio and TV stations operate with funding from the government and Unesco. Printed publications have little influence in the countryside because of high levels of illiteracy. The constitution protects media freedom, but criminal libel laws deter total freedom of expression. The opposition says it receives inadequate coverage in the state media.
Former US Ambassadors
- Willard A. De Pree
- David E. Simcox
- Peter Jon de Vos
- Melissa Foelsch Wells
- Townsend B. Friedman, Jr.
- Dennis C. Jett
- Brian D. Curran
- Sharon P. Wilkinson
- Helen R. Meagher La Lime
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- Mozambique, National Geographic, accessed March 2008.
- Country profile: Mozambique, BBC, accessed March 2008.
- Peter Biles, "Mozambique: Ten years of progress", BBC, March 11, 2005.
- John S. Saul, "Mozambique: Not Then But Now: The Present Globalist, Neoliberal Agenda", Socialist Project, July 11, 2010.
- Timeline: Mozambique, BBC, accessed March 2008.